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About Donatien Bahauaud

Donatien Bahuaud Wines

Donatien Bahuaud was born in 1908 in the region of Nantes. When he was young he used to roam throughout the local vineyards. Between the land and sea, he enjoyed watching barrel-laden boats travelling up the Loire and decided to become a winegrower.

In 1929, when he was 21, he founded Maison Donatien Bahuaud and also started to explore the vineyards with his cask wines in a cart. In 1937, he bought Chateau Cassemichère in La Chapelle-Heulin, where Muscadet first originated back in 1740. It is at the heart of this winegrowing property that Donatien revolutionized the region with his audacity, energy and flair for business. Genuine talent spotter, he toured the vineyard looking for the finest appellations in the Loire Valley. This quest led him to elaborate precise wines, revealing the pure authenticity of Loire Valley grape varieties through bold blends and long ageing. As a result, he gradually became a master in the art of wine maturing. For Donatien Bahuaud “winemaking on its own, is not enough to create unique wines”.

Maturing is a crucial and natural procedure allowing the wine’s aromas to evolve, completing its tasting structure, but most especially revealing the raw material, all the while respecting the wine’s pace. Donatien Bahuaud’s journey leaves behind a remarkable legacy to the brand, marked by values of excellence and quality, the vocation of which, has always been that of offering the finest Loire Valley appellations from confidential parcels.